David Beattie Chair
David joined the Injury Matters board in 2007. After serving as Treasurer for many years then Vice President, David was elected to the Chair in 2016.
He has an MBA, in addition to being a Chartered Management Accountant, and has worked in financial and general management for more than 25 years, most of these in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer.
David is also Chair of the board of One Tree Community Services, a WA-based not-for-profit organisation operating nationwide and employing more than 500 people.
Bruno Faletti Deputy Chair
Bruno previously managed School Drug Education and Road Aware, a cross-sectoral organisation that works with government and non-government schools to deliver road safety and drug education.
Bruno has worked extensively as a consultant in the areas of health and education across Australia and internationally, and brings a wealth of management experience to Injury Matters’ operations.
Dr Rina Cercarelli Board Member
Rina has conducted research in the area of injury prevention for the last 22 years.
Rina has conducted research on road safety, childhood injury, interpersonal violence, falls prevention, and injuries involving Indigenous people. The research has been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed, international journals, and has led to significant changes in injury prevention policy in WA and nationally.
Previously, Rina was Director and Deputy Director of the Injury Research Centre at UWA and has been a previous President of Injury Matters.
Terri-Anne Pettet Board Member
Terri-Anne has over 12 years experience in injury prevention, with a focus on road safety, including roles in research, policy development, program delivery and administration.
Terri-Anne has previously worked in regional WA as a Road Safety Officer and, since 2002, has managed the WA Local Government Association's RoadWise Program.
The Local Government and Community Road Safety Program aim to contribute to the elimination of road crashes as a major cause of death and serious injury.
Gordon Melsom Board Member
Postgrad. Business, MAICD. Gordon has been a CEO in for-profit and not for profit organisations for over 25 years.
A board member since 2016, he is a former lecturer in management studies at Edith Cowan, Curtin Graduate School of Management and Notre Dame universities for over 13 years and is an experienced coach and mediator.
Gordon currently provides mediation and coaching services through his own consultancy.
Tamsyn Howard Board Member
Tamsyn is a strategic Human Resources professional specialising in fostering values based cultures with a focus on driving innovation, service improvement and productivity in conjunction with best practice leadership and management.
Freda Crucitti Board Member
Freda holds a B. App. Sc. (Psychology), Grad. Dip Psychology (Counselling), Grad. Dip. Curriculum and Educational Technology. MAICD. Freda has been a member of the RAC Council since November 1995, serving as President and President of the Australian Automobile Association at points within this period.
She has served as a board member, chairperson, and commissioner of multiple not for profit organisations, and was a member of the Road Trauma Support WA (RTSWA) Steering Committee and Stakeholder Reference Group.
Freda currently holds the positions of Client Services and Strategy Director of a Tax Accounting and Financial Planning firm and the Director of an ‘in-house’ finance/mortgage broker firm.
Sandy Lukjanowski Chief Executive
You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about most things relating to Injury Matters! Also, you can speak to me about our Strategic Plan, Our Board, Governance, Compliance, Finance, HR, High-level media inquiries, Contract and Funding Questions.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working as part of a team that genuinely cares. We make decisions ensuring positive impact, and our values are at the heart of all we do at Injury Matters. I am fortunate to work alongside such a dynamic, innovative, and caring group of people, all while making a significant difference with our community.
Samantha Menezes General Manager - Injury Prevention
You can talk to me about: Anything to do with the Injury Prevention Programs at Injury Matters. I enjoy opportunities to collaborate to prevent harm from injury in our communities, including identifying emerging injury priority areas, always looking for opportunities to improve and innovate.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The people I work with at Injury Matters are committed, kind and know so much about Injury! Injury Matters staff are passionate about their learning and development, and this is reflected in the interactions with our external stakeholders and community members. It is with great pride that I work with the team at Injury Matters
Christine Smith General Manager - Recovery Support
You can talk to me about: Services and programs to support individuals, communities and workplaces in recovery following injury,in particular road trauma and the prevention of harm to mental health.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Being able to assist people at a time they most need in a way that is genuine and supportive, offering a sense of hope, while feeling supported by the wider team and organisation.
Toni Williams People and Systems Manager
You can talk to me about: Human resources, process development, project management, IT, systems, and corporate governance.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with everyone here at Injury Matters. Everyone here has different strengths which all complement each other. Injury Matters is like a second family.
Jenny Chiang Finance and Business Coordinator
You can talk to me about: Accounts, payroll, insurance, fleet vehicle-related items and corporate governance.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working as part of a team where everybody is friendly, unique, understanding and has different strengths which complement each other. I feel very supported by the team and organisation as well!
Vikas Jhinjheria Business and Systems Coordinator
You can talk to me about: Human Resources, Employee Training and Employment Relations. As a Business and Systems Coordinator, I am responsible for providing HR and Systems support to Injury Matters’ team members.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: It is enjoyable working for an organisation that is so committed to the community and helping in personal and professional growth of its employees.
Clare Crabtree Administration Officer
You can talk to me about: The People and Systems Business Unit at Injury Matters. I’m responsible for providing administrative support Injury Matters business units and secretarial support to the Chief Executive to assist in the successful delivery of activities, programs, and services.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The Team is very welcoming, positive, and passionate about the work they do. I’m happy to be a part of the team at Injury Matters!
Suzanne Butler Program Delivery Lead
You can talk to me about: Injury prevention programs including capacity building, preventing falls among older people, evidence-based best practice and the Injury Prevention and Community Falls Prevention Networks.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with a diverse range of passionate people who want to make a difference in the community and who work collaboratively. The range of issues in injury prevention mean that no two days are the same and that we engage with a variety of people and organisations.
Michelle Lambert Local Government and Health Coordinator
You can talk to me about: Resources for Local Governments, Injury prevention resources, training and information.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with such as collaborative team at Injury Matters and the fact that I get to engage with a wide variety of people and organisations in my day to day work.
Roisin Sweeney Injury Prevention Coordinator - Evidence and Practice
You can talk to me about: Injury data, research, evaluation and advocacy activities.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working on a diverse range of projects, alongside a team that are working to have a positive impact.
Joanna Collins Injury Prevention Coordinator
You can talk to me about: Public health campaigns and advertising - I'm always interested to hear about what others are doing in this space and to share learnings, particularly if you're working with an older adult target audience. You can also talk to me about workforce development, training, and support for the wider injury prevention sector. If you've identified a gap in injury prevention knowledge or skills in your staff or workplace we can work with you to tailor training to your needs so do reach out to us!
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with such a genuine, passionate, and innovative team of people that are all trying to make a difference!
Shaan Brems Injury Prevention Officer - Community Engagement
You can talk to me about: Community Connect, injury prevention research and special projects.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love being part of a team that shares the same vision to have a genuine and positive impact on peoples lives.
Apu Karajagi Injury Prevention Officer - Workforce Engagement
You can talk to me about: Workforce engagement activities in the injury prevention sector, including training and events to help upskill and educate diverse health professionals working in the space. You can also talk to me about networking, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The impact I am making in the prevention of adverse health outcomes - I absolutely love the awareness-raising aspect of my work around injury prevention and advocating for a safer WA for all. I also love the team I work with; everyone is super lovely, encouraging, and supportive!
Maryann Fabling Education Coordinator- Allied Health
You can talk to me about: Falls assessment and evidence-based falls prevention exercise programs which are evidence-based and the promotion of self-management strategies in the prevention of falls and enabling people to live independently and safely in the community.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: As a physiotherapist, I have worked for many years in the wellness and health industry in the areas of research, design and implementation of falls prevention programs and working with community members and with Allied Health team members.. I enjoy working with the team at Injury Matters because I am able to do this and assist others also to promote the prevention of falls.
Suvarna Mallya Recovery Support Lead
You can talk to me: About anything related to a road trauma incident that may have affected you or someone in your community. I am available to support you by listening and helping you find services and programs to support your recovery and mental health wellbeing.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with a team that is diverse in their skill set and have a unifying passion for making a difference in the communities we serve. The injury matters team is kind-hearted group of individuals that truly cares about the people they work with!
Melissa Nicholls Counsellor
You can talk to me about: Mental health, grief, loss, and the journey to recovery.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: It's enjoyable working as part of an organisation that places value on the wellbeing of both the consumers and the workforce, and also appreciates the indivudal experience, skills and expertise that each person brings to the team.
Clare Robbins Counsellor
You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about road trauma and the psychological impact it has on all involved and what may aid in recovery.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working for an organisation that is passionate about what we do but also an organisation that is equally passionate about the wellbeing of its staff.
Alison Watkins Counsellor
You can talk to me about: Topics related to road trauma, which includes coping with adjustments, mental health, grief, loss, and the journey to recovery.
What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The organisation and the people who work here place a lot of value in delivering programs that can provide vital information and care to the community. Injury matters care for the client and the workers which makes it a wonderful place to work